Thursday, November 20, 2014

learning from others

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

I am spending some time this week at the LA Dream Center.  Each time I visit I get to meet and learn from great people, and this day is one of those.  The two men that I spent time with today stretched my thinking and my faith.

Both of these men are experts in the areas they work in.  They work in very different jobs.  What they have in common is the desire to help others be successful.  We talked about faith and how living by faith changes the outcome and even our desires.  We talked about how to apply the wisdom of God to various issues of life.

The biggest take away was their slants on how God is working in their lives.  Both are impacting people.  Both are seeking God.  Both are seeing lives change and the kingdom of God grow in big ways.

Sitting with them, listening and asking questions makes me much stronger.

So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.

Several years ago I traveled with a few pastor friends several hours to meet with an older pastor that God was using in awesome ways.  That afternoon, actually for about 5 hours, we talked, listened and were given great wisdom.

This pastor gave his time and energy to helps others be successful.  Isn’t that what God desires from us?

In the last few weeks God has pointed out some people in my life that I can pour my life in to in specific ways.  Just like sitting with these men today or with that pastor years ago, I can give and learn even more.  Our gracious God desires that we share all the recourses He has given us.

May God use us to influence others at every opportunity given to each of us.

Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.

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happy birthday, Julie

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